The Awakened Dreamer is the latest book from renowned psychic medium Kala Ambrose whose books we have reviewed in the past. Truth be told, I am a huge fan of her work, so when I learned that she had a new book coming out this fall on dreams, I couldn’t be more excited. She actually sent me an early preview of her book so I could get peak before it rolled out publicly.
Now that The Awakened Dreamer is now available, I’m thrilled to share my thoughts about Kala’s latest work.
You see, Kala Ambrose is an expert on dreams, understanding them and their power, having ‘awakened’ to them as a child, where she actually began to foresee future events through her dreams. While you may not be able to predict the future through your dreams after reading The Awakened Dreamer, you will be able to better understand them to help with every day decision-making, relationships, and problem-solving.
This fabulous read unveils how to strengthen the connection between your conscious and unconscious self, helping you achieve your goals and discover valuable insight. You’ll explore dreams and sleep phenomena of all kinds, including dreams that are Recurring, Prophetic, Teaching, Nightmares and Day Dreams.
You’ll also learn about lucid dreaming, sleep walking and sleep talking among other things. And best, how not to fear them or misinterpret them but to let them be your guide in your day-to-day life.
One of the things I love about all of Kala’s books, including The Awakened Dreamer, is that it provides easy-to-understand exercises, guided meditations, example dreams, and instructions for creating your own symbol guide. She teaches you to combine daydreams with powerful visualizations that can be channeled into your nightly dreams, allowing you to manifest your desires into reality.
For example, even before you go to sleep at night, she walks through a series of steps to get into the ideal state for dreamland. This includes the ambiance in which you sleep, an intention to surround yourself by pure white light (we do this nightly btw and it is an incredible process if you do it over time), breathing exercises, guided meditations and others.
Personally, I have always had a hard time remembering my dreams. I sometimes wonder if its because as a child, some of my dreams were a bit outlandish and frightening at times, including memories of me being a fighter pilot, shooting down enemy planes. Others were of me being chased, whereas others were in ancient times where I was in danger.
Forward wind the clock a few decades and I’ve learned through past life readings that I was a famous healing Shaman in more than one lifetime and killed by the Catholic Church for my herbal and Aromatherapy healings in countless others. As a healer in so many of my lifetimes, I guess it should be no surprise that around the age of 5, I told other kids I was a healer even though I didn’t quite understood what it meant or why I said it.
Some of the fears that lay buried in those dreams are likely why I squashed them for so long. For others, it may just be lack of awareness or interest. There are some of you reading this who may be thinking: “I always remember my dreams.” If this is the case, then you have a head start and The Awakened Dreamer will provide useful tips to take those memories one step further: to begin to journal them, interpret them and then use those personal interpretations for daily guidance.
When you are ready to go to the mastery level of dreaming (yes, there are master levels for everything, even dreaming), Kala helps you create new sleep cycles, for this is a necessary party of taking your dreams to the next level.
Things that help with this process include things like creating intentions with our higher self to wake up when you receive beneficial and useful information through your dreams. This is one example. If you have small kids at home or an early start for work, then this exercise isn’t likely to be a practical one to engage in regularly. That said, you can plan to do this a couple of times a month as a starting point to see what you’re able to remember, capture in writing and thereafter, interpret.
Kala asserts that at least for her, this process can be helpful to awaken the creativity inside you that may have been lying dormant for too long. She uses this pattern when she’s involved in a creative project, like writing books for example.
Apparently visionaries like Thomas Edison, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo da Vinci and others have used this sleep cycle at times during their lives to ignite the ‘genius’ within.
I had to laugh when I read the part about napping as a way to generate new creative ideas — my grandfather if still alive, would approve. He, like most of the Blodgett men in my family, were regular nappers and yet, far from lazy, they’re some of the most productive people I know.
Journal Your Way to Dream Mastery
Journaling is an important part of the path to dream mastery as is creating intentions as noted above, and a positive peaceful environment before you fall to sleep each night. Since reading her book, it’s clear that my dream memories have become more vivid. While I still don’t remember entire dreams the way Anthony seems to be able to do, it’s a starting point.
For example, she teaches you how to determine what subliminal message was shared with you in a dream or how to process what you can from the ‘subject’ of the dream itself.
Was your dream about you or other people or both? How frequent is the dream? Does the dream feel scary, peaceful or invigorating? Do you notice colors or certain objects in your dreams and more importantly, do they repeat themselves again and again, either during the day (or day dreams) or subsequent dreams at night? What about the length of the dream? I find that the latter is hard to determine although if it ‘feels’ like a long dream, then you should note this in your journal.
I love her section on the most common types of dreams and what they ‘could’ mean, from chasing and falling dreams to flying, magical power and money dreams. People also report to have naked dreams, pregnancy dreams, sex dreams of course, and dreams of being in water or floating in water. Some dream of floating in air or really unusual things like having all of your teeth fall out. Kala suggests that the latter is likely connected to anxiety over a particular situation or concerns about aging and feeling less powerful.
While higher learning and meeting your spirit guides may not be on everyone’s ‘wish list’ for becoming an Awakened Dreamer, it’s available to you if you wish. You can in fact bring ‘sacred space’ into dream time. In other words, ask that an answer be provided to you in your dream state and that upon awakening, ask to remember it.
I have tried this a few times since reading the book and it actually works. Before I go to sleep, I throw the intention out there to the universe and my spirit guides and whether the dream is joyous and comforting or not, I remember pieces of it, which is a far cry from forgetting them altogether, which has been more typical in recent years.
The power of creative visualization and manifestation can be very powerful.
“It begins with a daydream, and then by taking action, and creating a plan, you can visualize your daydream into being. The dream then becomes your reality.”
In her Conclusion, she includes fascinating anecdotes about specific objects, things or even animals you may dream about and what they could mean. She calls them dream symbols. From dolphins, fish, angels, birds, boats, and bridges to butterflies, cats, churches, dancing, demons, and more, she covers some of the reasons why they may show up and how to interpret their meaning.
In the testimonial I gave about The Awakened Dreamer to Kala and her publisher from the early version I received this fall, I said:
“A must read for anyone who has been curious about dreams or accelerating their path to a higher consciousness.”
I certainly stand by that quote after finishing the book and once again applaud her work in spades. Her poetic writing will bring you words of wisdom, inner peace and guidance in a way that will not only transform how you think about dreams and dreamland but how you think about the world and your role in it.
More About Kala Ambrose & The Awakened Dreamer
Read up on some of our other reviews of Kala Ambrose’s books, as well as the more in-depth article I wrote in September about experiencing her psychic work first hand. She’s an absolute gem and one of the most authentic and loving psychic mediums I have come across on my journey.
While she certainly does one-on-one readings, including once a year astrological “looks”, she loves teaching even more than writing.
Kala loves finding people who are deeply interested in moving beyond that initial awakened state of awe that so many discover at the beginning of their spiritual journey. The more in-depth teaching work is what she loves the most and where she really shines.
Visit her website for more information on her work, books, classes (btw, I recently completed her course on Awakening the Aura, which I haven’t written about yet but I’d strongly recommend), and her Mystery School.
Kala Ambrose is a spiritual teacher, speaker, host of Explore Your Spirit with Kala and a practical intuitive coach and guide. In other words, “Your Travel Guide to the Other Side.” You can also learn through her at The Academy of Mystical Arts & Spiritual Sciences.
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